Why the Newly Ratified USCMA Should Urge Congress to Pass Uniformed Digital and Data Security Federal Laws

By: Charles Fraser On January 29, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).[1] This agreement modernized the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and contains provisions that reflect changes in society, especially regarding technology.[2]Moreover, the USMCA contains provisions in which the agreement mandates the three countries to create a legal framework […]

He Hononga ita tō te Tangata ki te Whenua me te Taiao: New Zealand’s Climate Change Legislation is an Example for the United States to Follow

By: Daniyal Hannan New Zealand’s Zero Carbon Plan  New Zealand is a small country in the south pacific known for its breathtaking landscape, peaceful people, and most importantly the set of the Lord of the Rings trilogies.  However, this country of only 4.8 million people is rallying together to pass legislation that is one of […]

Is Your Patient Information Still Protected During a Public Health Emergency?

By: Amy Rhoades In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Secretary of Health (“Secretary”) declared a limited waiver of certain privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule (“HIPPA Privacy Rule”) beginning on March 15, 2020.[1]  Issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) in 2002, […]

The Danger of Proxy Discrimination in FinTech and the Need for Regulatory Sandboxes

By: Cyrus Mostaghim DISCLAIMER: While the author is an employee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”), this article’s contents reflect the author’s thoughts as a private citizen, not as an employee or representative of the CFPB.  The author wrote this article using only publicly available information and without the use of any CFPB resources. […]